Michael Rooker to appear in Fast and Furious 9

21 Aug 2019 / 11:35 H.

US OUTLETS are reporting that the actor, who lends his features to Yondu in Guardians of the Galaxy, will be part of the ninth “Fast and Furious” adventure.

Michael Rooker has been announced as a last-minute addition to the shoot, which has been delayed due to an on-set accident. He will be playing a supporting role.

A new actor has been added to the cast of the ninth instalment of the Fast and Furious saga, according to Deadline. Michael Rooker will be playing a supporting role in Universal’s upcoming action film.

Rooker, best known for the Marvel universe film Guardians of the Galaxy, will be joining Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Charlize Theron, John Cena, Jordana Brewster, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Tyrese Gibson, and Helen Mirren as a last-minute addition to the cast of Fast and Furious 9.

He will be playing the role of “Buddy.” No other have been details provided. The announcement comes while production is halted following an accident involving a stuntman.

Fast and Furious 9 follows 2018’s Fast and Furious 8 featuring Paul Walker, the actor who died in 2013 in a car crash.

Justin Lin, who directed Fast and Furious episodes 4, 5 and 6, will be back behind the camera for a fourth time.

No details of the plot have been released yet, but the US release date has been set for May 22, 2020.

The series’ tenth film has already been announced, once again directed by Justin Lin and starring Vin Diesel.

While Fast and Furious 8 grossed over US$1.236 billion worldwide, it didn’t break the $1.514 billion record established by its predecessor, which was marked by Paul Walker’s death.

Michael Rooker was last seen opposite Mahershala Ali in the third season of HBO’s True Detective and Elizabeth Banks in horror flick Brightburn, which hit theaters in June 2019.

He will also soon be seen in the fantasy film Fantasy Island with Michael Pena and Lucy Hale.- AFP

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